Getting Back On Track After A Louisville Car Accident
Many people who’ve been in serious crashes talk about the time before the crash and the time after the wreck. At T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, we understand that a car crash is a serious event in your life. It can have a significant effect on both your physical and mental well-being.
We know that you likely have questions about how the legal process works, what you can expect and how a Louisville car wreck accident attorney can help. On this page, we’ve answered some of the common questions prospective clients ask. We also offer free consultations so that you can tell us your story and learn how we can help. Call 502-677-1429 to set up a time to meet with us.
Do I need an attorney after a crash?
Technically, you do not need to hire an attorney. The insurance company would prefer that you do not. Why? Because an attorney will know what your case is actually worth. A diligent car wreck accident lawyer will pursue the maximum compensation by aggressive and knowledgeable negotiation or in court. Insurance companies want to pay out nothing or as little as possible. Because a court case takes time and money, insurance companies work very hard to avoid them.
What are these cases worth?
Personal injury claims should cover the cost of all the consequences of your injuries, including the current and future expenses of medical bills, lost income, loss of earning potential from your injuries, and the cost of renovating your home or moving to accommodate your disability. A settlement should also pay a victim for noneconomic costs like pain and suffering, loss of deep relationships, and loss of life enjoyment.
How long can a victim wait to file a claim?
In Kentucky, car wreck accident victims have one year from the date of the accident to file a claim for compensation. While this may seem like a long time, it is important to file as soon as possible, as waiting can result in evidence being less reliable or effective, and the victim having to pay for their accident costs out of their own pocket while waiting for their settlement.
Is it okay to talk to the liable party’s insurance company?
When the other side’s insurance company calls you claiming they just need some preliminary information for the claims process, do not trust them. Instead of gathering basic information, it is far more likely that the insurance agent is probing for information to reduce the compensation they pay for your injuries or even something to pin liability for the accident on you. One of the many benefits of hiring a car wreck accident attorney is that they can speak to insurers on your behalf, which means you never need to be worried about what to say or avoid saying.
Why should I work with T.J.?
Not all car accident attorneys are alike. T.J. Smith is an attorney who, with his dedicated team, fights for his clients. In his 30 years of practice, he’s obtained over $230 million for his injured clients. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. When we use the slogan “T.J. will make ’em pay,” we have the numbers to back it up!
T.J. can help if you were injured in any type of vehicle crash, including:
- T-bone accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Sideswipe crashes
- Truck crashes
- Head-on collisions
- Motorcycle crashes
T.J. and his team are diligent in their pursuit of compensation for all of your losses. As an established car wreck accident lawyer, he understands the type of care serious injuries require. He takes cases involving injuries such as concussions, internal bleeding, whiplash, and spine and neck injuries. Call and talk to T.J. if you suffered severe cuts or broken bones. He and his legal team pull from a wide network of specialists, doctors and care providers to get you that care when you need it most.
Talk To T.J. About Your Car Crash For Free
After being injured in a car wreck accident, the last thing you need is to have to haggle with the insurance company. Let T.J. do the talking. Get in touch with us at T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, via our website form or by calling 502-677-1429. He’ll work to get you all that you and your family deserve after a Louisville car crash. Have a question? Check out our FAQ page.